Injuries such as burns, chemical burns, allergic reactions, cuts and bleeding or scarring occur when products containing potentially dangerous chemicals are applied or prepared incorrectly, mistakes are made with heat based treatments or equipment is used incorrectly or is faulty.
Injuries can also occur when a beauty practitioner fails to properly assess the suitability of a client for a treatment.
The lack of statutory regulation in this rapidly growing industry is a major contributor to this issue as there is nothing to stop poorly trained or inexperienced beauty practitioners from starting to offer beauty treatments.
Short and long term injuries can lead to the individual feeling too self-conscious to be seen in public, consequently leading to loss of earnings as well as the need for specialist medical treatment for the injuries sustained. When a treatment was performed in anticipation of a special occasion injury is particularly devastating. Past clients have been forces to miss holidays, family weddings and birthday parties due to beauty injuries.
What we can do
Employees in any business serving the public are obliged to take reasonable care for the health and safety of their visitors. A beauty therapist is therefore expected to perform treatments in a reasonably competent manner, and to a standard that a client could expect to receive from other beauty professionals.
Compensation claims may also be appropriate where a beauty therapist made errors during treatment, products were mishandled or misused, electrical appliances have not been safety tested or a beauty salon failed to provide adequate pre-treatment care or aftercare instructions.
As well as compensation for your pain and suffering you may also be entitled to special awards for loss or earnings or loss of enjoyment if you were unable to work or attend a special event due to your injuries.
Remember, by pursuing a claim, you are not only getting the justified outcome for yourself, but also preventing others from getting hurt.
The majority of beauty treatments are completed in a safe manner, with minimal risk to the client. However, long term injuries as a result of beauty treatments are a very real problem affecting thousands of people nationwide every year when treatments are not carried out correctly, resulting in a high number of beauty injury claims.
I am highly experienced at representing clients who have sustained injuries either as a result of beauty treatments carried out by inexperienced practitioners, poorly trained beauty practitioners or faulty equipment. I can provide you with the support and advice you need to get the compensation you deserve.
You can get more support from our frequently asked questions for beauty injuries page.
However, it is not without risks. Hot wax is often applied to the most sensitive parts of the body. It is therefore essential that treatment is carried out by fully trained professionals. Serious and life-altering injuries such as burns or permanent scarring can be caused if the treatment is not carried out properly.
Injuries and scarring to the face is particularly distressing and life changing. Common causes of injuries to the face include allergic reactions where the appropriate patch testing was not completed and mistakes made by junior beauty practitioners.
Injuries can range from scarring to burns or infections and are usually caused by allergic reactions or mistakes made by junior beauty practitioners.
However it is not without risk, if laser treatments are not administered by a trained professional using the appropriate equipment burns and scarring can be caused. These injuries are usually due to mistakes made by junior beauty practitioners or faulty equipment.
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